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Public Community Event Tonight Regarding HIRA

The Christian Chamber Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will be holding an open forum tonight to discuss the purchase of the old Youth Development Center in New Castle. The purchase of the former Youth Development Center has many community members, including government officials State Representative Bernstine, State Representative Sainato and Senator Vogel, concerned about the potential owners. Hira Educational Services is a Muslim-based company who claims to aid in Muslim schooling but after reviewing the companies tax records and finance history, local government officials question the companies financial reliability and have asked Governor Tom Wolf to reconsider the sale. The event…


Bernstine, Solomon Bill Would Prepare PA Students to Enter Workforce

HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to prepare Pennsylvania’s youth for the 21st century workforce, state Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) introduced legislation which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience while still in school. House Bill 1522 would establish a pilot grant program which would encourage schools and local businesses to collaborate to provide work-based learning opportunities for high school students. “As we work to prepare students for the 21st century workforce, this legislation would allow job creators to help transform our education system. When I came to Harrisburg, I wanted to develop…


CCBC President to Speak on Panel at Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference

Pittsburgh, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) President, Dr. Chris Reber, will serve as a panelist at the 2017 Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference June 19-20 at the Sheraton-Station Square in Pittsburgh. The topic of the panel discussion is “Readying the Next-Generation for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing & Petrochemicals.” Other panel members will include Dr. Jim Denova, Vice President of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; Mary Murrin, Social Investment Team Lead for Chevron USA; and Joseph Minnitte, External Relations Advisor for Shell Chemicals. The panelists will explore the role of community colleges, business and government in providing the…


Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extended to End of Year

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program deadline for older adults and residents with disabilities to apply for rebates of rent and property taxes paid in 2016 has been extended to December 31, 2017, according to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Forms and other information are available online at www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling, toll-free, (888) 222-9190….


CCBC Appints Kolton Codner First Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs

Monaca, PA – At its recent “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner, Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) President Chris Reber announced the appointment of Kolton R. Codner to the newly created position of Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs. In this role, Mr. Codner will oversee the first major gifts campaign in College history; lead CCBC’s long-term philanthropic growth; facilitate alumni, corporate and foundation relations; and work closely and collaboratively with the CCBC Foundation Board, campus constituents, and leaders and citizens throughout the region. Also announced at the Gala, Expanding Pathways – Achieving Success: The Campaign for…


RMU, CCBC Sign 13 Transfer Agreements for High-Tech Degree Programs

Pittsburgh, May 22, 2017 – Robert Morris University (RMU) and Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) are expanding their longstanding partnership to provide greater opportunities for Beaver County residents to earn four-year degrees in technology-related fields. The two institutions signed additional articulation agreements today for 13 CCBC associate degree programs that will transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs at RMU. That brings to 47 the total number of articulation agreements between CCBC and Robert Morris. The latest agreements focus on RMU’s cyber security, data analytics, and computer and information systems programs, reflecting the university’s growing prowess in these disciplines. “Pittsburgh…


Community College of Beaver County Appoints Two New Board Members to Foundation

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced the appointment of Mark Elder and Harry F. Kunselman, Esq. to the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors. Comprised of volunteer business and community leaders who support the strategic plan and advancement of the College, the CCBC Foundation Board is charged with enhancing the educational environment and opportunities for students and faculty of CCBC. Mark Elder is the Executive Director of Midland’s Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC). Elder is responsible for nurturing strong working relationships with artistic directors, staff, local and national partners, and the Board of Directors to…


Ellwood City Wolves Club Presents Scholarships to Lincoln and Riverside High School Seniors

NORTH SEWICKLEY TWP. –The Ellwood City Wolves Club Den II, through their scholarship program, continues to honor the achievements of outstanding Lincoln and Riverside High School seniors by encouraging them to pursue their dreams through higher education. At their annual scholarship dinner on May 21 at the Connoquenessing Country Club, the Wolves Club announced that nine Lincoln and Riverside seniors would receive a total of $9,500 to help fund their college education. The awards were presented by scholarship committee member Denny Boariu. Wolves Club president, Mike DeOtto said; “These young men and women are recognized for their admirable commitment to…


CCBC’s Golden Gala Shines Light on 50 Years of Service to Beaver County and the Region

Culminating 50th Anniversary event celebrates the past, looks to the future with first major gifts campaign  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) brought an end to its yearlong 50th anniversary in grand fashion Saturday evening with the “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner at the College’s historic Golden Dome. Nearly 400 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and community members attended the event that was held in a transformed Dome filled with star-studded lighting and other special effects. The event began at 5 p.m. with an outdoor reception and campus transformation dedication as the ribbon was…


CCBC Nursing Educator Named PA Practical Nursing Administrators’ “Educator of the Year”

(Monaca, PA) – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced associate professor of nursing, Sally Fitzgerald, MSN, RN, CCM, has been named Pennsylvania Practical Nursing Administrators’ (PAPNA) Educator of the Year. Professor Fitzgerald was honored on Wednesday, May 10 in Lewisburg for her dedication to students and her continuing commitment to the excellence and growth of the College’s Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program. Presented to an outstanding practical nursing educator within the PAPNA community, the Educator of the Year award recognizes a practical nursing educator’s commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing practical nurses. Key criteria for the determining…